Martin succeeds the Rt Rev Richard Cheetham in the post.
He is currently Chaplain to the Bishop of Bristol, The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull, a role he has held since 2019. He is also a Residentiary Canon of Bristol Cathedral and shares in the governance of the Cathedral with responsibility for social justice and ensuring common mission between the Cathedral and Diocese.
Commenting, Martin said: “I am excited and honoured that the Church has seen fit to appoint me as the next Bishop of Kingston. My roots are in the Diocese – having grown up in South-East London – and it means a great deal to me that I am coming back to a part of London with which I have so many connections."